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Anderson Homestead

08/22/2016 | Heritage, The Dalles

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Come to The Dalles and explore history at The Anderson Homestead. Built in 1895 by Swedish immigrant Lewis Anderson this historical building was moved from its original place from Pleasant Ridge to The Dalles in 1971. It used to be the social center of the area and now stands as a historical landmark in The Dalles.

Take a tour of this old fashioned Swedish log homestead built in 1895.

Lewis Anderson, a Swedish immigrant, built this house in 1895 on Pleasant Ridge, 25 miles southwest of The Dalles. Its hand-hewn logs, mostly tamarack and some pine, came from areas farther up the ridge. The house was the social center of Pleasant Ridge in the late 1800s.


There are three buildings that make up the Anderson Homestead; the log house, the granary, and the barn. The granary was a home before it was used for storing grain. The barn was the largest building on the homestead. The construction, with its careful fittings and the use of wood pegs in corners and at other intervals, reflects a high order of craftsmanship. The Anderson house was lived in until the 1950s.

It was left vacant until the Wasco County-City of The Dalles Museum commission acquired the house in 1971, moved it to The Dalles, and restored it to original condition, largely through community volunteer efforts.

The Anderson Homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

Learn more about The Anderson Homestead in The Dalles at: fortdallesmuseum.org/ page_id=48

Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont want to miss out on while visiting The Dalles. Dont forget to visit The Dalles Chamber of Commerce for more information about the regions attractions and lodging before your trip to The Dalles.

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